Last Sunday of the Church Year – John 18:33-37

Grace, peace and mercy to you from God our Father and our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

“A man’s home is his castle!” These famous words were uttered by the character Darryl Kerrigan in the movie, “The Castle.” Of course they date back to a much earlier time and they have meaning in the movie because they are so well known. The idea is that the place that you build, is as much as you make but whether it is grand or small, it belongs to you and no one can take it away from you.

In our gospel reading today, Pilate brings Jesus into his headquarters and questions him about the claims that he is King of the Jews. Would Jesus be another trouble maker claiming authority over the Jewish people who sought freedom from the Romans? Jesus reveals the truth that his kingdom, nor our kingdom, is of this world.

Heavenly Father, sanctify us in the truth, your Word is truth. Amen.

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